Under National Mission for Manuscripts, Odia Language has the second highest manuscripts in the country.Nearly 41 lakh ancient manuscripts written on palm leaves, bark, metal, cloth and even paper (at least 75 years old) have been documented as of june 2020.
On the total of (40.82) Lakh Manuscript (11.66) Lakh manuscripts are written in Sanskrit, followed by (2.13) lakh written by Odia Language, and (1.99) lakh in the Hindi language, while Tamil (1.08 lakh) ranks fifth, and (19.5) lakh are falling under the category of other languages.
Karnataka has more than four major partners and work has been going on since 2004.Officials said not only has the southern state managed to procure manuscripts in Kannada, it has also documented those in Tamil, Sanskrit and other languages.
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